Donations pour in for charity rider who died during RideLondon 100

Robin Chard's Just Giving page hits £47,000 after the Bicester man died of a cardiac arrest on the RideLondon 100 route on Sunday

More than 2,000 people have donated money to Cancer Research UK in honour of a rider who died during RideLondon on July 31.

As of Tuesday morning, the total donated on Robin Chard’s Just Giving page stood at over £47,000, with 2,300 people pledging money.

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Mr Chard, 48 from Bicester, suffered a cardiac arrest at Kingston Bridge on Sunday morning, 25 miles into the 100 mile route. He later died at Kingston Hospital, with his wife, Vickie, saying he loved to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

A cancer survivor himself, Mr Chard was riding the event in memory of his father, his mother’s partner and his mother-in-law, all of who had passed away from cancer.

His initial target was £400, much of which was achieved offline according to Mr Chard’s Just Giving page.

Ed Aspel, executive director of fundraising at Cancer Research UK, told the BBC: “We are very grateful that he chose to cycle in RideLondon to support Cancer Research UK, and would like to express our deepest sympathy to his loved ones at this difficult time.”